Waterbury Police have made two arrests and are in the process of applying for arrest warrants for seven others accused of breaking into and damaging the public pool in Fulton Park.
18 year old Jamie Bryan and a 17 year old have been charged with Criminal Mischief. The warrants are for juveniles raging in age from 13 to 17.
Park Department employees discovered the vandalism July 19th when they arrived for work.The storage shed and lifeguard office were broken into and maintenance equipment, pool chemicals annd blue paint had been thrown into the pool.
The pool had to be drained and repaired at an estimated cost of $5400 .
During the investigation it was determined a possible motive for the crime was Bryan’s anger at a lifeguard for an incident which occrred the day before.Another possible motive is one of the juveniles who caused the damage had been arrested at the pool for fighting.
Bryan is due in court August 8 and the 8 juvenile cases will be handled through the juvenile court system.